October 31, 2008
Redwood High student says he was suspended for conservative paper
Redwood High School student Cyrus Massoumi said he plans to continue publishing his online conservative newspaper, even after receiving a five-day suspension from the school district. "If I'm suspended again, or even expelled as a result, it's worth it to me if the end result is that I'm educating people that this district will not accept a moderate or conservative voice," Massoumi said. Although school officials declined to comment on his case, Massoumi, 17, a senior, said he was suspended from school Wednesday for distributing flyers directing students to his online newspaper, which he previously stored on a school computer server.